Bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and the Ashley River for which the town got its name, West Ashley offers residents serene living on waterfront vistas surrounded by mossy oak trees. It is known as the birthplace of Charleston when in 1670, colonists decided to establish the first permanent settlement in the Carolinas. Current residents of West Ashley enjoy spectacular views of downtown Charleston and are only a short 20-minute drive away from its attractions.
With waterways at your doorstep, water sports enthusiasts have a great excuse to take advantage of the beautiful weather this area regularly sees. If history is of interest to you, take a tour of the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site and Ashley Hall Plantation which have the honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, visitors can marvel at the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants or take their time interacting with a variety of animals at the Zoo and Nature Center.